If you’re visiting Madeira to enjoy the Christmas and New Year celebrations, you can also take a walk along the levadas and paths that will take you on a unique trip to discover an exotic and truly inspiring nature.
The Christmas and New Year celebrations on Madeira Island are one of the highlights of the year. In almost every corner of the Island it is possible to breathe the festive and traditional spirit of this time and the Firework of the new year is the “icing on the cake”. An extraordinary and unique spectacle that attracts thousands of tourists to the archipelago and which has already received the prize Guinness World Records™ in 2006/2007.
Between delicacies and celebrations, there is always room for a nature walk. How about a walk on the levadas? Although it is winter in Madeira, the temperatures are mild and the climate allows, in most cases, to carry out outdoor activities. If you want some tips or inspiration, check out our TOP 10: Best levada walks in Madeira and enjoy this wonderful nature!
In this holidays (and after the walk) it is also mandatory to taste the specialties of the typical gastronomy of Madeira such as Poncha, the “Bolo de mel”, “broas” or “espetada”.
Take advantage of your stay to feel the spirit in the city and go out for a city walk to enjoy the Christmas lights on the streets of Funchal and the different municipalities.
One last tip: on the night of December 23, go to the city to enjoy the “Noite do Mercado” (Market Night), considered the exciting night of the year in downtown Funchal.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!